Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast

5825 Jefferson Street , Burlington, KY 41005 USA (Show map)

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Experience historic charm and relaxed country living at this award-winning inn on the edge of a small town twenty minutes from Cincinnati. Choose between two masterfully restored early and mid-1800s buildings furnished with appropriate antiques and reproductions. Attention to detail and luxurious touches include whirlpool baths, steam showers, plush robes and towels, fireplaces, triple sheeting with fine linens, down comforters, top quality mattresses, fresh baked cookies, and complimentary beverages. Guests may also enjoy in-room massage, wireless Internet, cable TV and DVD player, and a comprehensive movie collection. A full gourmet breakfast is served daily at individual tables.




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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

All around wonderful

5 on August 31, 2018

My wife and I went here for our anniversary and it was incredible! The room (second floor of the cabin) was more than we could have asked for with an in-room nespresso machine and delicious cookies waiting for us upon arrival. However, the crowning experience was breakfast! Jennifer is an amazing chef and the breakfast was the best I’ve ever had....homemade granola, fresh fruit, grits with spinach and bacon and—to top it all off—smoked salmon egg & cheese on a brioche bun! Highly recommended.

Charming B&B

3.6 on August 14, 2018

Breakfast far exceeded any from any other B&B’s we’ve stayed at.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that our breakfast exceeded your expectations. I only wish that some of the other area's could have done the same. If you would like to call the Inn and let us know how we might have done a little better, we are happy for any and all feedback! Jennifer Goodman Innkeeper

- Jennifer Goodman (innkeeper)

Anniversary weekend

5 on August 13, 2018

First time staying here and couldn’t have asked for a better place to spend our anniversary weekend. The breakfast is delicious and the little treats left in our room each day were scrumptious!! Also, the linens feel like you’re floating on a cloud. Loved it!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for celebrating your special weekend with us! And thank you for your kind review. Maybe we will see you next year! Jennifer Goodman Innkeeper

- Jennifer (innkeeper)

Best B&B We’ve Visited

5 on August 10, 2018

We’ve stayed at a number of nice B&B’s throughout the country, but this one tops the list for charming accommodations and delicious breakfasts and treats. The grounds are well kept with ample parking and numerous outdoor gathering spots where you can enjoy the lush and peaceful surroundings. Close to local attractions and just minutes from the airport (without all the noise). Definitely a great place to stay!!

Great Experience

4.8 on August 09, 2018

Highly recommend Willis Graves B&B. Had a hotel room booked for stay but after seeing an article of best B&B's in Kentucky change to Willis Graves Glad I did. And BTW article was "right on"!!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. I am always thrilled when guests enjoy our B&B. We hope to see you sometime soon. Jennifer Goodman, Innkeeper

- Jennifer (innkeeper)

Nice, quiet

5 on August 07, 2018

Great innkeeper. Delicious breakfast

Perfect getaway

5 on August 01, 2018

Wonderful place to stay. The room was clean and beautifully decorated. The linens were like floating on a cloud ¿¿. Breakfast was delicious!! Jennifer and her staff spoiled us.

The Perfect Weekend Getaway

4.8 on July 31, 2018

Beautifully appointed room’s that were elegant and very comfortable. Exceptional breakfast - one of the best I’ve had anywhere! Friendly, helpful Innkeepers.


5 on July 31, 2018

Beautiful setting. Great food.

One-year Anniversary Trip

5 on July 26, 2018

My wife and I stayed at Willis Graves B&B for 4 nights in the William Rouse room. The rooms were absolutely beautiful, and everything was extremely clean. Jennifer and the staff were very courteous and helpful. My wife and I agreed that our favorite part of our stay was the breakfasts! Jennifer is a fantastic chef, and graciously accommodated my special dietary needs. I highly recommend Willis Graves B&B for any reason, just for an unwind or a special occasion.

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Rooms & Rates

The Master Suite

Private entrance with living room, gas fireplace, desk, TV/DVD/CD player, wireless Internet, refrigerator, and microwave. Queen size bed, double whirlpool bath, steam shower, robes, and hairdryer. Air mattress for extra guests (additional charge).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Standard Room

Our coziest room. Features include full size bed, desk, high speed wireless Internet, flat screen cable TV, and DVD/CD player. Private bath with whirlpool tub/shower, robes, and hairdryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Deluxe Room

Our larger room. Features include four-poster queen size bed, lounging chair, desk, high speed wireless Internet, flat screen TV, and DVD/CD player. Private bath with large showerhead, oversized single whirlpool tub, robes, and hairdryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Log Cabin - Upstairs Suite

Second floor bedroom with king size ball bed, desk, couch, TV/DVD/CD player, high speed wireless Internet, refrigerator, and microwave. Spa bathroom with double whirlpool tub, steam shower, robes, and hairdryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Log Cabin - Downstairs Suite

1st floor bedroom, King size extra long bed, gas fireplace, desk, TV/DVD/CD player, wireless Internet. Spa bathroom with double whirlpool, steam shower, robes, and hairdryer. Private deck, refrigerator, and microwave.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Small town


Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.) 9 miles

Directions to property:

Our exit number from I-75/I-71 is #181. If traveling south on I-71/75 the exit before our exit is #182 and is called Turfway. If traveling north on I-71/75 the exit before our exit is #180 and is called Union. - Exit 181 - Take KY 18 West to center of Burlington. - Turn right on Jefferson Street (Route 338). - Follow to Willis Graves, at the 2nd bend in road on the left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Our website has a full listing of area attractions for you to enjoy during your next visit to Burlington's Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast Inn., Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Movie library, Parking , down comforters, triple sheeting, fresh-baked homemade cookies plated on your pillow each afternoon, complimentary bottled water and sodas available in the dining room mini-frig, both buildings have a covered porch for sitting outside

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Fairgrounds, Fair, Horse Shows, Car Shows, Antique Show (at Fairgrounds), Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Contact Innkeeper
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
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Jennifer Goodman

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dog-Innkeeper's Quarters Only

About the innkeepers

Ultimately, the dream of owning “something" was always in the back of my mind as. While doing an Internet search of bed and breakfast properties, I found Willis Graves was up for sale. I knew I had to visit. I had a wonderful stay last November and decided that this felt like home. Everything has come full circle. Stay up-to-date on my journey with this beautiful property via my blog http://willisgraves.blogspot.com/ I’ll share my family, food, and stories about my experiences running the Inn.

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Full Gourmet Breakfast (Continental by request)

  • Time Served: 7:00 - 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian We have a wide and varied menu and do our best to accommodate your dietary requests. Guests may choose from signature entrees such as crème brûlée or orange marmalade French toast, breakfast pie, lemon waffles with blackberries, baked eggs and mushrooms in ham crisps, or our popular gingerbread pancakes.

Signature Dish

French Toast: Crème Brûlée or Orange Marmalade
We offer two types of breakfast fare to meet guest needs: either a quick continental breakfast for those in a hurry or a full gourmet breakfast served at individual tables with fine linen tablecloths and china. For those in our dining room, we try to appeal to all the senses with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the sound of soft music playing in the background. Our rotating menus include breakfast dishes that reflect our effort to present your meal with an artistic, attractive flair and include a first course of fresh fruit and homemade granola. Full breakfast is included with each night's stay.


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